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Aug 8, 2009 11:00pm EDT
on each other. who enters the fray? the taliban. it's easy to argue that that's when 9/11 and a lot of other problems in the region were born. when america simply walked away once the votes withdraw. don't forget, there was a war under way in afghanistan at the time of 9/11. they were front lined active at that moment as the taliban were fighting other afghans. 9/11 obviously changed everything. the reason why the west is there is to answer a security threat being paved by the al qaeda organization in exporting terrorist attacks from its planning and strategic bases in afghanistan and in the tribal areas of pakistan. >> afghanistan has always been a country where it's a battleground of ideologies and unfortunately it's the after fan people who have to live through that battle. >> one narrative that i hear again and again, not only from afghans but also from pakistanis is, the abandonment they experienced after the withdrawal of the soviets and the withdrawal of u.s. aid to that region. after pumping in so much money and so many weapons, both of these super powers agreed to just stop
PBS
Aug 18, 2009 5:00pm EDT
election. in one city, the taliban so great, this reporter cannot leave her car. >> the taliban are active in this area. >> we'll have reports from around the country night. from africa, two very bright ideas, a cell phone charged by solar power and a bottle that purifies drinking water also run by the sun. >>> and we'll take you to amman, jordan, where the southwest swine flu is changing smoking habits after sharing thehoocu for centuries. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts here is what is happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible by the following funders -- >>> good evening, i'm martin savidge. as election day in afghanistan approaches, tens of thousands of american and british troops there are doing all they can to guarantee the security of millions of afghan voters. but the taliban is doing all it can to let them know they are not safe. just today with the election now two days await taliban launched a series of attacks on the capital city of kabul. a suicide car bomber attacked a naval convoy in the outskirts of the city. killing seven peopl
PBS
Aug 12, 2009 5:00pm EDT
of a strategic taliban-held town in southern afghanistan. could this be a sign of battles to come? >>> in taiwan, rescuers find more than a thousand people alive in the area around three villages buried beneath mudslides triggered by last weekends typhoon. >>> we continue to look at the impact of climate change on remote lands. tonight, we're back in nepal to see how a centuries old way of life is being threatened. where did the glaciers go? >>> and mexico's on going against drug cartels was a topic at this weeks north america summit. tonight our "signature story" focuses on one of the painful side effect of that fight. the disappeared. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in part by the following funders -- >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. >>> united states marines went on the offensive today. launching a major new attack on a taliban stronghold in the south of that country. hundreds of marines along with afghan troops went into battle under the cover of darkness to take back control of the t
WHUT
Aug 18, 2009 7:00am EDT
grounds. pakistan says it has detained at the top taliban spokesman on the afghan border. the man who recovered part looted by the nazis during the second world war. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, and two 3:30 p.m. in ckabul. bbc has discovered fraud and corruption in afghanistan as the country prepares for an election. thousands of votes are for sale. it will do little to enhance the credibility of the results. another suicide bomb blast on a major road into the capital. you get a sense of the challenges the voters will face on thursday. >> these are the voting cards that we were offered. this is just a sample of what the seller was offering. he told us he could deliver 500 to 1000 of these on the day. it would cost somewhere in the region of $10 per card. he also said he could deliver more. other sellers made similar offers. it is impossible to know deskill of this and how many have bought votes. -- it is impossible to know the scale of this. large amounts of money have been offered to key influential leaders around the country to deliver blocs of votes. we inte
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2009 5:00pm EDT
of modern conservatism. >> next, reporter gretchen peters talks about the taliban's control of the opium trade and the financing of terrorist groups like al qaeda. this was hosted in new york, it is 45 minutes. >> thank you all for coming. i will read a really quick passage from chapter iv and do my little routine. my talk. this is a chapter called the new taliban. when the time came for the taliban's treasurer, he was hurtling down a smuggler's hats. he traveled in a 4 x 4 with a regional taliban subcommander. the third passenger was one of the biggest heroin smugglers. december 19th, 2006. a royal air force monitoring plane picked up his trail when he spoke earlier on a satellite telephone. according to british officials the spy plane made contact with the u.s. special operations team hunting high-value targets. they reached out to task force, tracking terrorists electronically. once they confirmed they had him on the phone, a u.s. warplane took off and launch a precision air strike the moment is vehicle moved out of a populated area. the x -- the 4 x 4 was obliterated, they never knew
WETA
Aug 24, 2009 5:30pm EDT
is serious and getting woe. and 've got shocking images of taliban searchingfor people who voted in last ek's election. >>> kpautive greek firefiters battle arod the clock to coain massive wildfires north of athens. when flames threaten a monastery,eventhe ns joined e fight. >>> scotland continueto face unlentless criticism for its release of lockerbie bombing as scottish leaders deterne what donext. >>> and estonia, on a mber of the soviet bloc, nowart of natoit has joined the battle in afghastan. tonight, we look at that country's w role as american ally. >> from the world's leading reporters and analys, here's what's happeningrom around the world. this is "worldfocu" de possible in part by the following funders mar support has also been provided by the peter g. petersonoundation dedicated to promoting fiscal respoibility and addressing keyconomic challees facing america's future. od eveni, i'm martin sadge. >>> the wain afghanistan. d tonight we want to ta a deeper look at thatonflict there from several rspectives you might not havseen, even though president obama has ordered 21,000 aiti
WETA
Aug 12, 2009 5:30pm EDT
on the oensive today. launching a major new atck on a taliban strongho in the south ofhat country. hundreds of marines along th afghan troops went ie arr co dk r the cover darkness to take back control ofhe town of dahaneh inelmand province a key ba for taliban fighters. the marine oensive against the taliban, what it mns and whether it's likely toucceed. our "lead focus" tonight. some 500 marines a afghan army troops gathebefore dawn in preparation for the sault on dahaneh. many othe marines were dropped behind taliban les in a commandotyle raid. pictures taken by journalis from the aociated press embedded with the rines, heier jets can be seen streaking ov head in support of the assault. once in dahane the marines met stiff resistance. talibafighters, hidden among the buildings,ired sma arms, mortars and rocket propeed grenades. the marines responded with intense d sustained gunfire. >> we're on thoffensive now inead of the defensive. lot of our missions have bee densive on our own turf. so it's od to get out here on the offens >> at least seven taliba fighters were reportedilled. thmari
PBS
Aug 18, 2009 5:30pm EDT
the seller was offering it to us. >> the taliban is trying hard to derail the -- a suicide bomber killed 10, including two u.s. workers. the chief spokesman is arrested. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later for you -- farewell sunshine. south korea mourns the death of the president who championed a reconciliation with the north. and he never cooks at home, but he is big on breakfast tv. a celebrity chef. hello to you. thousands of voting cards offered for thousands of dollars in bribes to buy votes. the bbc has uncovered evidence of fraud and corruption. this in the run-up to the election in afghanistan. the afghan election commission has denied that voting cards are being sold and said in any case that can only be used for the rightful owners. questions are being asked how credible the poll can be. we have this report. >> the city is full of rumors about this election -- fraud, corruption, and backroom deals with notorious war lords. we were given a tipoff the voting cards were being sold in cobble -- kabul. an afghan posed as a buy
FOX News
Aug 12, 2009 7:00pm EDT
taliban forces. >> we are on the offensive. shepard: tonight, the video you will see only on fox. >> pushing back at to the health care town halls and why the aarp says they are not on board yet. the issues are so important, they are about the health of our parents, children, ourselves. across america, lawmakers have been holding town hall meetings to talk about to the health-care plan. they are trying to create a health care system for uninsured americans. a lot of people are fired up on this. we put people on location in colorado, california, maryland, iowa, new jersey. we have noticed something in common at many of these meetings, it seems that with passions and tempers running so high that issues are drowned out by debate. just because people are yelling, it does not mean that they are getting their message across any more clear. >> i am here today because i believe in town hall meetings. shepard: this senator fielding questions and hearing accusations about the scope of the health care reform. >> how are you going to look at my children and tell them that they will have a be
PBS
Aug 17, 2009 5:00pm EDT
elections, we look at the challenges facing the process -- taliban threats, remote voting stations plus just teaching people how to vote. >>> meanwhile u.s. and nato troops continue to battle with the taliban. tonight, an up close look at the fighting. in fact for the british tv crew. maybe a bit too close. >>> and as washington welcomes egyptian president hosni mubarak we look at his popularity back home. after 28-years as their leader egyptians have lots to say and much of it isn't good. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here is what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in vr >> reporter: just days ahead of the elections. many residents doubt it will be safe enough to vote. but u.s. forces and the government are determined to ensure polling stations are >> it will be election here and it may be modest, but you know so far as i'm concerned if one person comes out to vote then that's enough suck jes afghan and election observers say there is enough chance elections will be freely and fair. the precarious situation means it will be impossib
PBS
Aug 24, 2009 12:00am EDT
to overshadow the country's big celebration. back to you. >> millions of afghans defied threats from the taliban and voted for present for only the second time ever. afghan forces mounted a huge security operation, but officials say 26 people were killed in attacks by surgeons. -- attacks by insurgents. >> of gun battle on the couple -->> funding was made possible by rooftops. afghan police surrounded a small group of taliban insurgents who they believe are getting ready to stage an attack. the security operation has been successful today. the battle ended with the deaths of two insurgents. there was a lot done in the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and itself, and 26 people were killed. not the explosion of violence the taliban had threatened. president karzai was a read. there has been a lot of dissatisfaction with his lack of achievement and the growing corruption. >> things are quiet here because it is the heat of the day and people are staying at home and will not turn on until later today. the security presence is still here and it has been impressive, with satellite dishes
PBS
Aug 14, 2009 6:00pm EDT
.s. manned space flight; a rare inside view of the taliban as american military operations expand in afghanistan; the analysis of mark shields and david brooks; and excerpts from an 11-year-old reporter's white house interview with president obama. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what is that energy came from aƧ energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. the atlantic philanthropies. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> talk of the recession ran into new doubts today. a new survey found consumer senti
FOX News
Aug 7, 2009 7:00pm EDT
. the news starts now. >> we have information. >> a taliban leader -- shepard: the taliban leaders targeted in an american air strike. new details about this top terrorist. what his death could mean for peace. who is in line to take over his taliban army? first, the evidence of the leader's debt. the foreign minister of pakistan says his people are pretty certain that the taliban boss is dead after an air strike. he is baitullah mehsud. it is confirmed to the associated press that he is dead. the white house says it is true. the people of pakistan are safer tonight. >> this is an individual whose title as a murderous thug was well-deserved. shepard: baitullah mehsud was deeply feared inside pakistan and blame for assassinating the former prime minister benazir bhutto. investigators linked him to last year's suicide attack on a marriott hotel in the capital. he was believed to be sending recruits across the border to hit targets in afghanistan. u.s. forces have been pounding his turf right on the border between afghanistan and pakistan. it looks like they finally got their killer. it is not
CBS
Aug 7, 2009 4:30am EDT
unemployment figures out today, and it's expected the jobless rate will keep rising. >>> target taliban. did a u.s. missile strike kill the taliban chief in pakistan? >>> and justice okay. sonia sotomayor prepares to take her seat on the united states supreme court. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm karen brown in for michelle guillen. >>> president obama says this country is finally digging itself out of the worst recession since world war ii. we'll get a better picture today when the labor department releases the unemployment figures for july. susan roberts in washington has more. good morning, susan. >> reporter: karen, good morning to you. regardless of what we find out today, the job openings out there remain scarce, and most economists expect the unemployment rate to keep rising to 10% or higher by the end of the year. christoff miller never imagined he'd be out of work this long. >> i thought i'd go and find another job in a month at the longest. >> reporter: instead, it's been almost a year, so he's heading to houston to work for his fami
PBS
Aug 19, 2009 5:30pm EDT
from the taliban. swiss banks agrees to give u.s. authorities the names of thousands of customers. welcome to bbc world news. coming up later, the picnic that a blue one of the first holes in the iron curtain. a commemoration of the border between hungary and austria. the city with the worst traffic in the world, could cruising at the nile be the answer? baghdad has seen its bloodiest days since american forces withdrew from iraq cities with 95 dead, hundreds injured. it is seriously undermines the government insistence that security is under control. the biggest blast was near the foreign ministry. so powerful that it damaged buildings. another truck bomb exploded close to the finance ministry. the foreign minister has blame sunni insurgents and has ordered a review. >> the blast was felt across baghdad. a meeting of tribal chiefs disrupted by a massive explosion. the bomb went off just outside of the conference call next to the foreign ministry. it was designed to kill and injure on a massive scale. it did. >> the kitchen was showered with glass for the windows and doors were kn
PBS
Aug 18, 2009 12:00am EDT
elections, we look at the challenges facing the process -- taliban threats, remote voting stations, plus just teaching people how to vote. >>> meanwhile, u.s. and nato troops continue to battle with the taliban. tonight, an up close look at the fighting. in fact, for the british tv crew may be a bit too close. >>> and as washington welcomes egyptian president hosni mubarak, we look at his popularity back home. after 28-years as their leader, egyptians have lots to say and much of it isn't good. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here is what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in part by the following funders -- >> good evening. in savidge. >>> this is the start of a critical week in afghanistan, where some 60,000 american troops and their nato allies are trying to maintain order as national elections approach. the difficulty of that task was underscored during the weekend when a suicide car bomber evaded police and detonated his explosives right outside nato headquarters in the capital kabul. seven people were killed and dozens wounde
FOX News
Aug 7, 2009 6:00pm EDT
a difference by making waves at town hall meetings a ray of hope for u.s. efforts against the taliban as one of its most notorious figures is cut down, and the gay community is disappointed with president obama. all that, the fox all-stars and the fry die lightning round. "special report" starts now. welcome to washington. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. president obama greeted better than expected unemployment numbers today saying the worst may be behind us, but senior white house correspondent major garrett reports no one, including the president, is getting carried away with the news. >> today we are pointed in the right direction. >> the president said so even though the white house still believes unemployment will rise to 10% by the end of the year t fell to 9.4% after the economy lost 247,000 jobs in july. the economy lost 741,000 jobs in january and the president, digging into his bag of metaphors said not so bad is pretty good. >> we have sart been in are a decline but we are turning this economy around. i am convinced that we can see a light at end of the tunnel. >> economists
WHUT
Aug 28, 2009 6:30pm EDT
is doing all it can to hunt down the taliban and control its border with afghanistan. on thursday, a suicide bomber killed two -- 22 police officers. the president says that his forces are on top of the -- are on top of the situation. >> they are coming to bury their dead. border guards, who sat down to their evening meal, and were joined by a suicide bomber. militants linked to the taliban claimed responsibility. this was the first big attack since the killing of their leader earlier this month. they rob these boys of their fathers and reminded pakistanis of what they can do. the attack was here, on the border with afghanistan. it was congested and tentse when we some of this exact spot earlier this week. this is a key artery for nato's supply convoys, and it is a favorite target for the new taliban leader. he made his name bombing the convoys, and there are fears he could renew attacks and send more fighters across the borders. at commanders told us they cannot stop them. >> undefended roads at night. >> is it still relatively easy for them to do this? >> yes, it is. >> from mil
CBS
Aug 21, 2009 4:30am EDT
apparently fired from a u.s. drone this morning destroyed a suspected taliban hideout and killed at least a dozen people. it was in the north waziristan region on the afghan bore ter. since last year, the u.s. has launched more than 40 missile attacks on al qaeda and taliban targets in the area. >>> they're counting ballots from afghanistan's presidential election, but preliminary results aren't expected for days. only about 40% to 50% of country's 15 million registered voters defied taliban threats of violence and went to the polls. some of the 36 candidates are making claims of vote fraud. both president hamid karzai and his chief rival ab budullah abdullah are claiming victory. >>> as it stands now, u.s. troop strength by the year's end will total 68,000. cbs news has learned general stanley mcchrystal will recommend the pentagon add 15,000 to 45,000 more troops. >>> a mass murderer is home with his family in libya this morning, cheered as a hero while families of the 270 people he killed at lockerbie, scotland, are left to wonder how it could have happened. randall pinkston reports on
CNN
Aug 2, 2009 1:00pm EDT
flow? talking to the taliban, reconciling and even buying them over to our side is something we've discussed on this show. it is something i have long been a proponent of. this week i think i heard the strongest endorsement yet from two crucial players. a speech on monday for the afghan government needs to, quote, rank in file taliban soldiers and give them reasons to switch sides. later in the week, u.s. secretary of state hilary clinton seemed to agree. she commanded the important nato speech and said it's consistent with the united states. so why isn't it happening? meanwhile, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, stanley mcchrystal, is expecting to ask for additional troops and equipment. that request will first land on the desk of secretary of defense robert gates. listen to what gates said in april when he and i talked about troop numbers. >> i have been quoted as accurately as saying i have real reservations about significant further commitments of american military to afghanistan beyond what the president has already approved. >> but that means that a year from now, six
CBS
Aug 12, 2009 6:30pm EDT
's truth and what's distortion. i'm katie couric. also tonight, taking on the taliban. >> we're on the offense now. >> couric: u.s. marines storm a taliban stronghold in an effort to drive them out before the election. and the president calls them all agents of change as the awards of the highest civilian honor, the medal of freedom. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: and good evening, everyone. the scene was repeated in one community after another all across america today-- citizens concerned about health care reform confronted their senators and representativesn i 27 townn meetings in 12 states. one by one, they expressed fear and anger over legislation now making its way through congress, and they demanded answers. some in the audience came well prepared with details of what's in the bill. but there is plenty of misinformation out there as wels y uwetrl to clear some of that up.tr we have three reports tonight from correspondents all around the country, and we begin with sharyl attkisson. >> reporter: in hagerstown, ma
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2009 6:00am EDT
the insurgency will gain popular support. there is talk about taliban justice and so on. i was in afghanistan from 1993 to 1996, the first time that the taliban took over the country. they didn't lead with the islamic foot. they tried to, but that is not what got them support. they led with a law and order foot, they led with the notion when you have chaos, we will provide you with basic security, law and order and swift justice and it may look gruesome to us and a lot of afhgans, but it looks better than insecurity and injustice. and so don't think that the thing that afhgans are weighing in their own mind is whether what the constitution says that we help the afhgans to write in 2004, versus the taliban, because that is not the choice they see. the choice they see is war lordism and corruption at the local level, versus what the taliban offer and then the taliban start to look a little bit better. the final thing i think which we don't talk about enough is political coalition building. this is what the afghan president needs to do. first is question of how to deal with the taliban. we will
CBS
Aug 10, 2009 4:30am EDT
in for michelle guillen. >>> news this morning concerning the american soldier being held by the taliban and a key taliban leader. insurgents holding private bowe bergdahl say they are still waiting for a response to their demands from the american government before deciding bergdahl's fate. susan roberts is in washington with more. good morning, susan. >> reporter: karen, good morning to you. that's right. they're waiting on response from u.s. commanders on a list of demands. what those demands are, we just don't know. >> i have a very, very good family. >> reporter: the fate of private first class bowe bergdahl rests in the fate of the taliban. they say the council of leaders will decide what to do with them based on how the u.s. responds to a list of demands. it's the first anyone has heard of bergdahl since his captors releaseded this video more than three weeks ago. >> scared i won't be able to go home, and it's very unnerving to be a prisoner. >> reporter: the 23-year-old disappeared june 30th, just five months after he arrived in afghanistan. there's no word yet on exactly what the taliban
CBS
Aug 19, 2009 4:30am EDT
>>> election eve. despite taliban attacks and threats of more to come, afghan voters prepare for a key presidential election. >>> model mflt. a swim suit model murdered in l.a. police hunt a reality show contestant for questioning. >>> and he's back again. brett favre unretires for the second time to quarterback the vikings. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the cbs "morning news" for wednesday, august 19th, 2009. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. afghanistan's government is shutting down the country's media outlets this morning, hoping to blunt the impact of violence heading into tomorrow's presidential election. susan roberts is in washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the taliban is vowing to disrupt the vote. the scare tactics and violence, they're hoping to use this. the militant groups out in full force thoepg key the voters away from the polls tomorrow. a group of armed gunmen raided a building in the heart of afghanistan this morning. the taliban says it was part of an election eve attack. police are calling it a robbery
PBS
Aug 19, 2009 5:00pm EDT
in elections now less than 24 hours away. the taliban continues to do all it can to make its presence felt on the eve of voting. in kabul militants with ak-47s and hand grenades took over a bank and exchanged gunfire with police before being killed. the taliban claimed today that 20 armed suicide bombers wearing explosive vests are now in kabul. >>> as we've been reporting, the united states is stepping up efforts to improve security in afghanistan. there are now 62,000 american troops in that country and three more were killed there today. more than 160 americans have died so far this year which has us wondering, what will be the measure of their success? as nick spicer of al jazeera english reports, it's a question the obama administration has been thinking about aswe. >> this is not a war of choice. a war of necessity. those who attack america on 9/11 are plotting to do so again. >> reporter: they are calling afghanistan, obama's war, and this week the american president was selling it again. polls suggest support for the u.s. troop presence in that is down at around 40%. to fight that
WHUT
Aug 3, 2009 7:00am EDT
. including talks with more moderate members of the taliban. >> under rasmussen, they arrived at nato headquarters at a challenging time. first, the insurgency in afghanistan and how to win the war against the taliban. >> afghans must take over the lead responsibility for security in most of their country. let me be clear. lead responsibility for the afghans. nato must and will be there in support. let no taliban propagandist try to sell my message as the exit. we will support the afghan people for as long as it takes. let me repeat that. for as long as it takes. >> and then there is the uneasy relationship between nato and russia. a reminder of the need to tread carefully. as a former danish prime minister, he will bring a new political dimension to nato's top job. >> nowhere is nato's mission under greater pressure than in afghanistan. the alliance has stepped up its operations against insurgency. the country's volatility was in evidence in an area where there was a blast. a bomb went off at the roadside killing 12 people. let's go to our correspondent. obviously, it is a run-up to
WHUT
Aug 19, 2009 7:00am EDT
frequent threats from the taliban. >> is it fair to say that in places that are moral, very traditional, that there is the prospect of intimidation and that even from heads of households over there when -- if they're women, for example? >> one of the journalists that we spoke to said that he had spoken to some aliterate people, they did not even know what to do with a voting ballot, not sure what they were. a lot of question marks there. we have spoken to some females, they are very enthusiastic -- hoping that women will turn out. but it is not clear. many people will have to make a personal decision as to whether the risk is worth it. >> hugh, leave aside the threat hanging over the process. even without it, it would have been an incredibly difficult election to mount, would it not? >> not sure that if you are talking to me, my sound has been breaking up a bit. picking up on what she was saying, the counter argument is the magnifying glass of television news. one bomb books devastating on your television, but the rest of the city is ok -- i understand that side of the argument as well.
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2009 10:00pm EDT
practical purposes, are sent into afghanistan to attack the taliban and the al qaeda camps that sponsored those 9/11 attacks. they were actually plan z if you want to think about that moment they can plan a and it was a brilliant plan and what they did work. they did oust the taliban. their structure did collapse, and for all intensive purposes as the book says, as the subtitle of the book says they did achieve a strategic victory. so, the book begins with that 9/11 crisis, and we follow them from their homes, and then into afghanistan and we come back to their homes because i feel this is a book about, as one of the people on the teams, named dean, who after the business of the book, after the action of this combat, went on to actually teach at west point in the new counterterrorism program. very smart guy. all of these people were so intelligent and interesting. i've learned more about problem-solving by talking to members of this part of the military community than i have anywhere else to be quite honest. i've been privileged to traveling around the country and speak at the united stat
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2009 12:30am EDT
to consolidate its transition to democracy. it has been facing a major taliban extensive. it has set up a major refugee crisis and pakistan. equally as important, pakistan's economy in the past year has been tempered by the major financial crisis and a severe electricity shortage that impact of businesses, people, and people measures. we have been directly in continuously engaged with pakistan. my colleague has been working very closely with pakistani officials and all the relevant agencies in washington to put together energy package is. we are also engaged in international diplomacy. you want to create a much more broad base international support for pakistan. going forward, we will continue to be very focused on pakistan poco stability. we will be working to bring pakistan into our framework for bringing peace. new >> when the refugee crisis hit, we had all the agencies involved and that in our offices. we were able to assemble them immediately that day in and come up with a plan. hillary clinton was in new york and giving a speech at nyu. she called and said water you doing about this. we s
PBS
Aug 20, 2009 5:30pm EDT
for the presidential election. counting has begun. 15 million were eligible to vote, but it looks as though taliban threats kept many away from the polling stations. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, the suspected hijackers of the cargo ship bound in west africa on monday are back in moscow. and lightning strikes twice as usain bolt breaks another world record, this time in the 200 meter. hello to you. the man convicted for the lockerbie bombing has arrived in libya, facing death from terminal cancer. for that reason, released early from his life sentence by the scholars -- scottish government. abdelbaset ali al-megrahi issued a statement, including his sympathy for the unimaginable loss of family members and again pleaded his innocence. the white house condemned the decision. 2/3 of the lockerbie victims were american. >> the first glimpse abdelbaset ali al-megrahi about to leave the scottish jail. the cheers from a waiting crowds awaited him, now a free man, but under police escort. a convoy of vehicles escorting him to
WHUT
Aug 7, 2009 7:00am EDT
. it could be quite a blow to pakistan's taliban. there are a strong indications that a militant leader was killed. russia and georgia remember their five-day war. south africa, secretary of state hillary clinton arrives to try to intensify the pressure on zimbabwe. millions of pilgrims in karbala. it is quite a challenge for iraqi security forces. we will speak to the only british bullfighter to take to the rain in spain about his controversial sport. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, and 5:00 p.m. in islamabad. it is believed to the commander of the militants there has been killed. baitullah mehsud had a $5 million down the on his head. it is claimed he died when two missiles were shot into my home on wednesday. taliban sources have told the bbc he is dead. there has been no confirmation of this. >> he has been the most wanted man in pakistan, with a five million-dollar bounty on his head. there'these are rare pictures of baitullah mehsud. the stronghold had been targeted. there are indications the home of one of baitullah mehsud's relatives holmes was hit by a missi
WHUT
Aug 31, 2009 7:00am EDT
expected to say the current strategy against the taliban is not working. reviving the second largest economy and the challenge ahead for japan's next leader. out-of-control wildfires in california threaten 12,000 homes. un secretary general ban ki- moon this is the arctic. on the campaign trial with the first black man ever to stand on election in russia. >> it is midday in london, and the 7:00 a.m. in washington. a u.s. military report is expected to admit that the strategy and afghanistan is not working. general mcchrystal will say that the afghan people are losing confidence in the coalition because the war against the taliban has not improved their lives. our correspondent says general mcchrystal's report is also likely to call for more troops. >> the report will be submitted today by general mcchrystal. it will work his way up the chain of command in washington, potentially landing on president obama's desk. it is a pretty blunt assessment. it says the strategy in afghanistan has not been working. general mcchrystal apparently says that he believes that nato led forces. other wi
CNN
Aug 2, 2009 5:00pm EDT
to the taliban, reconciling and even buying them over to our side is something we've discussed on this show. it is something i have long been a proponent of. this week, i think i heard the strongest endorsement yet from two crucial players. british foreign secretary david miliband said in a speech on monday at nato headquarters that the afghan government needs to, quote, rank and file taliban soldiers and give them reasons to switch sides. later in the week, u.s. secretary of state hilary clinton seemed to agree. she commended the important nato speech and said it's consistent with the united states. so why isn't it happening? meanwhile, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, stanley mcchrystal, is expected to ask for additional troops and equipment. that request will first land on the desk of secretary of defense robert gates. now, listen to what gates said in april when he and i talked about troop numbers. >> i have been quoted as accurately as saying i have real reservations about significant further commitments of american military to afghanistan beyond what the president has already ap
CNN
Aug 30, 2009 1:00pm EDT
should depend on the koran, then we have to say taliban and al qaeda is -- if we think that it is the point of view. >> the first question is what are the differences between the taliban on the one hand and the global jihadists on the other? and the second question, what do we do as the western world? the first question is, fareed, they are waging an all-out war against the united states and its allies. the taliban is not interested in waging jihad along the same lines. point one, the taliban had been on record saying their goal regardless, i fully agree that the taliban is a bloody aggressive historical a natural geez. this struggle in afghanistan must be won by pakistan. with our help, what could we do instead of waging war, because a war, fareed, as you suggested earlier, has played directly into their hands. >> there isn't a single member of the taliban who has been found involved in any global terrorist act. so why are we at war with them? not why should we oppose them why are we at war with them? >> i have a different memory than his. my memor
CBS
Aug 12, 2009 7:00pm EDT
presidential election one week from tomorrow, and the taliban are doing everything they can to disrupt it. so the u.s. has gone on the attack on a taliban stronghold, helmand province, in afghanistan. most of the world's opium is produced from poppies grown there, and that drug trade finances taliban operations. today, 400 marines and 100 afghan troops ininvaded one of the largest towns in helmand to take it back. from afghanistan, here's chief foreign affairs correspondent, lara logan. >> reporter: u.s. marines stormed into the taliban-held down in southern helmand province. the first u.s. troops ever to set foot in this taliban stronghold. >> we're on the offense now so the defense is going to get out. >> get up, man, get up! >> reporter: the taliban had no intention of giving up this strategic base easily. intense fighting went on for eight hours. taliban gunmen firing back from hidden positions on rooftops and courtyards. their resistance was so strong, the marines say the militants must have known they were coming. >> exactly, right there, yeah. >> you'll see him. >> reporter: ramming th
PBS
Aug 8, 2009 12:00am EDT
>> tonight on "worldfocus" -- >>> the most wanted man in a top taliban leader is dead. apparently killed by a u.s. missile strike. will it bring an end to his campaign of violence? >>> we mark the anniversary of the brief but brutal war between russia and georgia that left hundreds dead. tonight we look at the legacy of anger that remains. >>> how they see it. tonight, we get the british take on an american investment bank, goldman sachs. its huge profits and big bonuses in spite of a sputtering economy have some wonderinabout government connections. >>> and hell on earth. tonight, we take you to a sulfur mine in java where the workers get a good wage, but may be paying with their health. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here is what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible, in part, by the following funders -- >>> good evening, i'm martin savidge. >>> for months, he was the top target of the cia and pakistan's military, baitullah mehsud, the head of the taliban in pakistan. a notorious militant commander who controlled a wide area
CNN
Aug 30, 2009 5:00pm EDT
this deal with the taliban. is this a capitulation to the forces of islamism or is it a recognition of reality and perhaps the hope for some political stability? >> the real distinction to make, the real one, is between religion and politics. as for myself, i have nothing against religious faith, nothing against muslim as long as the faith remains between himself, even a fundamentalist. i can agree and i can speak with a fundamentalist reader of the koran. but when it comes to say that koran should be the rule to create a society, when it comes to say that the treatment of women, of foreigners, and the rule of a country depends on the koran, then it is a political question and then we have to defend the civilized society against taliban or al qaeda. it is a political movement which must be qualified as fascist and the question is to know if demeanor sis have to oppose fascism or not. if we don't think we have to oppose fas simpie fascism it's me. >> the question is what are the differences on the taliban andj. and the second question, what do we do as the western world. the first qu
WHUT
Aug 24, 2009 10:30pm EDT
is serious and getting worse. and we've got shocking images of taliban searching for people who voted in last week's election. >>> exhausted greek firefighters battle around the clock to contain massive wildfires north of athens. when flames threaten a monastery, even the nuns join the fight. nd continues to face unrelenting criticism for its release of lockerbie bombing as scottish leaders determine what to do next. >>> and estonia, once a member of the soviet bloc, now part of nato, it has joined the battle in afghanistan. tonight, we look at that country's new role as american ally. >> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p
ABC
Aug 15, 2009 6:00pm EDT
of control. u.s. marines raid a taliban compound. we have the details >> you are watching abc 7 news at 6:00. >> seven people were killed and 91 were injured in a suicide bombing outside nato headquarters in afghanistan. the bomber eve dated several rings of police in kabul. the taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack days before the presidential election. >>> u.s. marines were going after taliban militants in southern afghanistan. they raided a compound used by the taliban to attack u.s. troops. they found marijuana plants and materials used to build roadside bombs. this part of afghanistan has been held by the taliban for years. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton was pressing iran to e wave americans beingho orrobert levson has been missing since 2007 and three hikers were detained on july 31 after they crossed into iran from iraq. a scholar was arrested last month for provoking unrest. >>> police say the thieves made off with $65 million worth of stolen jewelry might have actually tried to rob the store before. scotland yard investigators believe the suspects were caught
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